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Visit our website for the latest calendar of events. Upcoming highlights include:

PV Due Diligence Requirements
January 23-26 – San Diego, CA
This conference will focus on the core areas of due diligence for PV projects—mostly utility-scale, but also distributed-scale—and provide a "blueprint" for their execution. It covers aspects of solar project development not tackled by instructional programs, which focus strictly on financing issues. On January 23, Stoel Rives attorney, Howard Susman will present, "Project Contractual Relationships."

Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit
January 23-26 – Phoenix, AZ
This summit is focused on sustainably sourced chemicals — and the platforms, resources, business models and tools required to deliver them. Sam Webb will moderate the Plant/Biomass Panel Discussion, CJ Voss will moderate the Plenary Keynote Session, Consumer Goods Brand Owner/Automotive OEM Panel, and David Quinby will serve as Summit Chair. Stoel Rives is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of this event.

EUEC 2012
January 30-February 1 – Phoenix, AZ
Over 2,000 delegates including environmental business leaders, energy executives and government policymakers gather to share presentations and discuss alternate energy solutions to secure our independence from foreign oil while protecting our environment. Kristen Castaños will present, "Utility-Scale Solar Projects in California – The Keys to Development Permits in Desert Areas and on Farmland," and Allison Smith will present, "Strategies for Complying with Current GHG Regulations in California."

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels Summit
February 7-8 – Chicago, IL
Stoel Rives attorney Kevin Johnson is headed to the Windy City for this forum, designed specifically to facilitate business meetings with investors, biofuels developers, waste management executives, and local and state officials. Hear Kevin Johnson present “The Legal Perspective: Counseling Municipalities in Renewable Energy Strategy.”

Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit
February 8-10 – San Diego, CA
Join Stoel Rives attorneys Ed Einowski, Duff Bryant, Greg Jenner, Howard Susman and Alexandra Mertens at one of the best deal-making and networking events in the wind industry. This annual summit brings together leading project developers, lenders, investors, financiers and other key players to discuss the latest finance and investment developments, and share information about upcoming projects opportunities. Stoel Rives is a proud Platinum Sponsor of this event. Stoel Rives is pleased to offer a 15% registration discount with code 120131.

2012 Wind, Solar and Storage
February 14-16 – Austin, TX
Stoel Rives Partners Bill Holmes and Greg Jenner will serve as members of the esteemed faculty for this CLE program, presented by the University of Texas School of Law and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the Texas State Bar.  Greg Jenner will moderate the discussion panel, “A Primer on Economics, Tax Credits and PPAs for Wind and Solar Projects.” Bill Holmes will moderate the discussion panel, “Integration, Reliability, Operational and regulatory Issues for Renewables.”

Utah Energy Development Summit
February 15 – Salt Lake City, UT
Join Stoel Rives attorney Julia Pettit for the premier energy event for Utah and the Greater Rocky Mountain area. With a speech from Utah Governor Gary Herbert highlighting energy priorities in his administration, as well as keynotes from national-level energy leaders, this will be an event not to miss. Stoel Rives is a proud sponsor of this event.

National Ethanol Conference
February 22-24 – Orlando, FL
Stoel Rives is proud to be a sponsor for this conference delivering timely information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry. With numerous networking opportunities, more business meetings are conducted and contacts made at this conference than any other ethanol conference. Stoel Rives attorneys Graham Noyes and Kevin Prohaska will be in attendance.

Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit
February 27-March 1 – San Diego, CA
This summit brings together utility-scale, commercial and residential solar project developers, investors, lenders, equipment suppliers, construction contractors and other key players to share their perspectives on the latest developments in the solar project finance and investment market. David Benson will Chair the Solar Power Executive Briefing. Julia Pettit will moderate, "The Buying and Selling of Distributed Solar Projects,” and Morten Lund will moderate, "Financing 2-20 MW Scale Projects.” Stoel Rives attorneys Greg Jenner and Howard Susman and Ed Einowski will also be in attendance. Stoel Rives is a Platinum Sponsor at this event. Stoel Rives is pleased to offer a 15% registration discount with code 120221.

AWEA Wind Power Project Siting Workshop
February 28-March 1 – Las Vegas, NV
This two-day siting seminar delves into key siting topics and explores issues related to wildlife interactions, sound and visual impacts, radar issues, cultural resources and stakeholder interests. Stoel Rives attorneys Aaron Courtney and Tim McMahan both members of AWEA’s Siting Committee, will be in attendance, and Aaron Courtney present, “Managing Regulatory Risk on Your Site.